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Between Vayeshev and Miketz

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At the end of Parashat Vayeshev, Yosef asks the Sar Hamashkim to help with his release, because he was unjustly imprisoned (Bereshit 40:14-15).

In the beginning of Parashat Miketz, two years have passed. Only after Pharaoh’s dream, the Sar Hamashkim remembers about Yosef (Bereshit 41:9-13).

This is actually somewhat strange and feels asymmetric.

Yosef asks to be released because of justice. However, that’s not why he’s released. He’s released because of his ability to interpret dreams – his wisdom.

Why wasn’t he........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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